noun mis·intelligence \"+\

Definition of misintelligence

  1. 1 :  a mistaken impression :  misunderstanding a glaring misintelligence of the facts of the case

  2. 2 :  lack of intelligence a poor showing that might have been a sign of miseducation rather than misintelligence

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Origin and Etymology of misintelligence

in sense 1, probably from French mésintelligence, from Middle French, from més- 1mis- + intelligence; in sense 2, from 1mis- + intelligence

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to criticize severely

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